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Al-Qusayr witnesses the signing of a cooperation protocol between agricultural research and the desert with (ACSAD)

Mr. Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, witnessed today the signing of two protocols for joint cooperation between the Centers for Agricultural Research and Desert Research and the Arab Center for Studies of Dry Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) to implement a number of development projects that contribute to adapting to severe climate changes and achieving sustainable development within the field of agriculture. Smart phones in Egypt.


After signing, “Al-Qasir” confirmed The importance of joint cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Arab Center for Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands “ACSAD” to contribute to the implementation of important projects that will achieve agricultural development.


He pointed out the importance of cooperation in soil studies and developing varieties of important strategic crops in arid regions, especially in light of climate changes and various weather fluctuations, as well as in the field of improving breeds of goats and sheep that are compatible with desert environments 

The Minister of Agriculture stressed Egypt’s keenness to provide all forms of support and cooperation to the sisterly Arab countries, to contribute to achieving comprehensive development there.

On the other hand, Dr. Nasr al-Din al-Obaid, Executive Director of ACSAD, expressed his happiness with the fruitful and constructive cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, noting that ACSAD has benefited from From the great Egyptian experience in the field of land reclamation, Egypt especially owns the first desert research center of its kind in the Middle East. 


The two protocols were signed by Dr. Adel Abdel Azim, Head of the Agricultural Research Center, and Dr. Hossam Shawky, Head of the Desert Research Center, along with Dr. Nasr al-Din al-Obaid, Executive Director of ACSAD.


The protocol signed with the Agricultural Research Center included a project to produce salt-tolerant bread wheat in its second phase, where adaptable and salt-tolerant bread wheat genotypes will be evaluated, selected, and developed for the benefit of climate-smart agriculture in Egypt, with the aim of selecting a group of bread wheat genotypes from ACSAD strains. And local strains from the Egyptian National Breeding Program that are characterized by high yields and tolerance of salinity, and comparing them with Egyptian commercial varieties, and then benefiting from them in horizontal expansion in lands affected by salinity, and presenting the strains that have been selected for approval, working on their propagation, following up on their evaluation, and building and developing the capabilities of researchers in the field of wheat breeding.< /b>


While the protocol signed with the Desert Research Center comes within the framework of working to stabilize and exploit sand dunes to reduce climate change in Siwa Oasis, with the aim of protecting projects and development areas from the dangers of sand encroachment in new reclamation areas, protecting the natural environment and improving the fragile climatic and environmental conditions in Siwa Oasis, and working To establish a geographic information system for the distribution of sand dunes with satellite images and develop a geographic information systems model to predict the effects of sand dunes on infrastructure and agricultural lands.

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